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Global Environmental Changes Leading to Shorter, Younger Trees

Ongoing environmental changes are transforming forests worldwide, resulting in shorter and younger trees. Researchers found that a range of factors, including rising temperatures and carbon dioxide levels, have caused a dramatic decrease in the age...
24-May-2020 10:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Onboard Separation Technology Set to Improve Fuel Economy

A technology developed by researchers at PNNL could pave the way for increased fuel economy and lower greenhouse gas emissions as part of an octane-on-demand fuel-delivery system. The system separates ethanol-blended gasoline into high- and...
21-May-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Study Confirms Important Clues to Fight Ovarian Cancer

A new study comparing cancerous tissue with normal fallopian tube samples advances important insights about the rogue cellular machinery that drives a majority of ovarian cancers.
19-May-2020 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Software Flaws Often First Reported on Social Media Networks, PNNL Researchers Find

Software vulnerabilities are more likely to be discussed on social media before they’re revealed on a government reporting site, a practice that could pose a national security threat, according to computer scientists at Pacific Northwest National...
4-May-2020 7:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Explore Links Between Genetics, Gut Microbiome and Memory

Scientists have traced the molecular connections between genetics, the gut microbiome and memory in a mouse model bred to resemble the diversity of the human population. Researchers from two U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories identified...
29-Apr-2020 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Leap in Using Silicon for Battery Anodes

Scientists have come up with a novel way to use silicon as an energy storage ingredient. They’ve developed a nanostructure incorporating carbon nanotubes to strengthen the material and modify the way silicon interacts with lithium, a key component...
28-Apr-2020 8:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Identifying the Dark Matter of the Molecular World

Scientists have deployed artificial intelligence to identify more of the billions of metabolites that are currently unknown. The small molecules underlie and inform every aspect of our lives, including energy production, the fate of the planet, and...
20-Apr-2020 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Take Aim at the Coronavirus Toolkit

PNNL scientist Garry Buchko is part of a nationwide network exploring the complex 3D structures of the 27 proteins of the novel coronavirus, each part of the molecular toolkit that the virus uses to infect, replicate and spread. Creating...
2-Apr-2020 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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